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Venice Is Sinking: Falls City [mp3]

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Dark and dreamy, “Falls City” is the first track available from the new Venice Is Sinking album, Sand & Lines. The song is a testament to this band’s versatility and ability to create a diverse set of music. Recorded using only two microphones in Athens’ Georgia Theatre, which burned down a few months after it was recorded, the album is set for a June 2010 release — one year after a fire destroyed the building. All proceeds from the album will go to the theater.

“Falls City” is a beautiful, captivating song that, thanks to the minimal recording elements is taken over by the echoing sound of a large, open space. The music reverberates, washing over the listener with immense power. It’s not as clear or heavy as last year’s gem AZAR, which earned the top honor on my best of 2009 list. Still, it fits the music Venice Is Sinking creates; intricate but a singular, well-constructed unit. Brilliant are the subtle, soft harmony vocals. Excellent are the deep organ chords and epic electric guitar. I can’t wait to hear more!

Like AZAR, Sand & Lines will be released by One Percent Press.

Venice Is Sinking: Falls City [mp3]

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